The Naiad is an enemy in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. They are creatures that live in shallow swamps.


Naiad and Hylas

A Naiad by John William Waterhouse, 1893

In Greek Mythology, naiads were "water nymphs" worshipped by humans through rituals, where they were believed to be sources of medicinal waters.

Some Naiads with names are Daphnis, Salmacis and Chlidanope.


Naiads are creatures that live in shallow swamps. They spend most of their time beneath the surface, although their presence can be detected by air bubbles rising to the surface. They appear in regular intervals in the same location. If walking by one, they will reach out with their long limbs and drag the player to their demise at the bottom of the swamp, instantly killing them by drowning.

Enemy Data

Name Size Difficulty Chapter
Naiad Small Medium The Dead Bog
Silver Dagger Explosive Dagger Holy Water Flasks Divine Shield
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Fairy Light Fairy Dark Crystal
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"A large part of the danger in the swamps lies in the hands of creatures known as Naiads. (...)"

Related Scrolls

Item Data: Scrolls
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Brotherhood Knight Scroll - Lords of Shadow [edit]
Text: There is something in the water, something... terrible. I have seen men dragged under, never to return. The location of these creatures can only be seen as ripples or bubbles on the surface. I surmise on must wait for these ripples and bubbles to disappear before progressing through the bog. One cannot walk around them because noxious fumes lay either side of the safe path, so one must be patient and wait for the right moment to cross over them. Heck, I know that I'm going to die, but at least it will be fighting, not swallowed by any of those mire fiends! Gabriel  Find: The Dead Bog (...) (all)


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